"The Tightening" is the ninth episode of the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black. It is the sixty-first episode of the series overall. It premiered on June 9, 2017. It was written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Erin Feeley.
Memorable Quotes Edit
Main Cast Edit
- Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman
- Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols
- Uzo Aduba as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
- Danielle Brooks as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
- Jackie Cruz as Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales
- Lea DeLaria as Carrie "Big Boo" Black
- Michael Harney as Sam Healy (credit only)
- Selenis Leyva as Gloria Mendoza
- Taryn Manning as Tiffany Doggett
- Adrienne C. Moore as Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes
- Jessica Pimentel as Maria Ruiz
- Dascha Polanco as Dayanara Diaz
- Elizabeth Rodriguez as Aleida Diaz
- Nick Sandow as Joe Caputo
- Yael Stone as Lorna Morello
- with Kate Mulgrew as Galina "Red" Reznikov
- and Laura Prepon as Alex Vause
Guest Starring Edit
- The episode was leaked on April 28, 2017.
- This episode has several references to classic horror films, such as:
- Friday the 13th, when Blanca is alone cleaning the floor and Piscatella appears unexpectedly behind her and the two begin to fight. .
- Scream, when Black Cindy is walking alone and suspects that she is being chased in the corridors of the prison.
- When a Stranger Calls, when Leanne and Angie call the phone in one of the prison offices and Black Cindy replies, Angie asks if she checked the children and Cindy quickly realizes that it is a trot and says the children are dead and the black character is close to dying.
- The Shining, when Black Cindy walks alone down the aisles and sees Maritza and Flaca together in the dark.
- Psycho, when Piper and Alex are caught in the bathroom by Piscatella while they take a shower. Black Cindy is shaving herself in another bath and does not notice anything, only hears a noise that frightens her.